• A Contingency Approach on the Impact of Front-End Success on Project Portfolio Success 

      Kock, Alexander; Heising, Wilderich; Gemünden, Hans Georg (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      The pre-project or ideation phase is often disregarded in project portfolio management. Senior managers put more emphasis on later project stages, and researchers predominantly investigate the front end from a single ...
    • A Relational Typology of Project Management Offices 

      Müller, Ralf; Glückler, Johannes; Aubry, Monique (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      This explorative paper develops a relational typology of PMOs based on their roles with stakeholders. A multi-case study was used to identify these roles PMOs in multiple-PMO settings. A three dimensional role space allows ...
    • Collaborative Project Delivery Models and the Role of Routines in Institutionalizing Partnering 

      Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth; Swärd, Anna (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      It is widely held that collaborative project delivery models, such as partnering, represent a key means of improving construction project performance. Institutionalizing these models in practice, however, is not straightforward. ...
    • Crises and Coping Strategies in Megaprojects: The Case of the Islamabad–Rawalpindi Metro Bus Project in Pakistan 

      Iftikhar, Rehab; Müller, Ralf Josef; Ahola, Tuomas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      This study focuses on crises in megaprojects and on the strategies used to cope with them. The context examined is the Islamabad–Rawalpindi Metro, a megaproject in Pakistan. Our empirical data comprise semistructured ...
    • Exploring PMOs Through Community of Practice Theory 

      Aubry, Monique; Müller, Ralf; Glückler, Johannes (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      This article explores project management offices (PMOs) through community of practice theory. Preliminary results from a national health care case study are used to confirm the legitimacy of this approach. Today’s ...
    • Facilitating ambidexterity of efficiency and flexibility in project-based organizations: An exploratory study of organizational antecedents 

      Sun, Xiuxia; Zhu, Fangwei; Sun, Mouxuan; Müller, Ralf Josef; Yu, Miao (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Through an exploratory multiple-case study in the context of project-based organizations in China, this study aims to identify the antecedents that facilitate three prevalent types of ambidexterity, namely, structural, ...
    • Governance and Ethics in Temporary Organizations: The Mediating Role of Corporate Governance 

      Müller, Ralf; Turner, Rodney J.; Andersen, Erling S.; Shao, Jingting; Kvalnes, Øyvind (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      The impact of multilevel level governance on the frequency of ethical issues in temporary organizations (TOs) is investigated. A structural equation model, based on a global survey, showed that behavior control, as a ...
    • Identifying Subjective Perspectives on Managing Underground Risks at Schiphol Airport 

      Bierstekers, Erwin; van Marrewijk, Alfons; Koppenjan, Joop (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022)
      Recently, scholars have called for a focus on subjective aspects of risk management as a suitable lens for understanding how it functions. In line with this lens, this study focuses on project actors’ viewpoints on risk ...
    • Living With the Unknown Unknown: Uncertainty in Projects 

      Kvalnes, Øyvind (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      In this article, I explore how the traditional understanding of uncertainty in project management can be revised in light of the philosophical input from Kierkegaard, Dewey, and Wittgenstein. Planning models of ...
    • Measuring program success 

      Shao, Jingting; Müller, Ralf; Turner, Rodney J. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Growth in the use of programs has led to a requirement of understanding what constitute program success. A measurement construct for program success, which comprises four dimensions, namely, delivery capability, organizational ...
    • A Method for Risk Response Planning in Project Portfolio Management 

      Ahmadi-Javid, Amir; Fateminia, Seyed Hamed; Gemünden, Hans Georg (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      To improve the effectiveness of project portfolio risk management, a portfolio-wide approach is required. Implementing a proactive strategy, this article presents a method based on mathematical optimization to select an ...
    • Modeling Organizational Project Management 

      Müller, Ralf Josef; Drouin, Nathalie; Sankaran, Shankar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      The contemporary discourse on organizational project management (OPM) complements project, program, and portfolio management with emerging elements, such as governance, projectification, the project management office (PMO), ...
    • Project Lineage Management and Project Portfolio Success 

      Kock, Alexander; Gemünden, Hans Georg (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Project portfolio approaches consider various concurrent project interdependencies but typically neglect longitudinal interdependencies. These are important for exploratory projects, which create strategic options. If these ...
    • Team Collective Intelligence in Dynamically Complex Projects—A Shipbuilding Case 

      Hansen, Morten Juel; Vaagen, Hajnalka; Van Oorschot, Kim (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      In concurrent engineering projects driven by short delivery times, team performance rests on the team’s capability to quickly and effectively handle different, emergent issues. We conducted an exploratory study of a large, ...
    • The Interrelationship of Governance,Trust, and Ethics in Temporary Organizations 

      Müller, Ralf; Andersen, Erling S.; Kvalnes, Øyvind; Shao, Jingting; Sankaran, Shankar; Turner, Rodney; Biesenthal, Christopher; Walker, Derek H.T.; Gudergan, Siegfried (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      This study investigates the variety of ethical decisions of project managers and their impact from corporate governance and project governance structures. The roles of personal trust and system trust as a mechanism to steer ...
    • The Role of Philosophy in Project Management: Guest Editorial 

      Müller, Ralf (Journal article, 2016)
    • We Are Projects: Narrative Capital and Meaning Making in Projects 

      Carlsen, Arne; Pitsis, Tyrone S. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Research on projects has to a limited degree taken issue with how projects are chief producers of meaning at work. We develop the concept of narrative capital as a basic mechanism for how people can engender meaning in and ...